complete verse (1 Corinthians 3:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of 1 Corinthians 3:20:

  • Uma: “It is also written: ‘The Lord God knows the thoughts of clever people, that they have no purpose.'” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “It is also written in the holy-book, it says, ‘God knows that the estimation/figuring of the people with deep knowledge/wisdom is of no use.'” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And also this writing which says, ‘God knows that there’s no value in what wise people think about.'” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And there is also that which was written which says, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise person are of no value.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Like that also, ‘God really knows the thinking of those who are reportedly knowledgeable, that it is all worthless/useless.'” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There is another word written in the Holy Book which says, ‘Concerning the person who says he is wise, God knows the thoughts of this person, that the word he knows is of no value.'” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)